CONFIRMED: Saudi Arabia Backs off From Overthrowing Bashar Al Assad [Video]


August 6th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– Al Mayadeen – – translated by Samer Hussein –  

Saudi Arabia is no longer interested in overthrowing the Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.

According to Ahmad Al Asrawi, a member of the “Syrian opposition”-led and Riyadh-based High Negotiations Committee (HNC), the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir has officially backed off from insisting on departure of the Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, considering it an internal issue entirely in the hands of Syrians, not the Saudis.

In a conversation with Al Mayadeen, Al Asrawi said that Al Jubeir assured that Supreme Council of Saudi Arabia supports any efforts, aimed at finding a political solution in Syria, especially if they would grant that Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity remain intact. 

Sources in Geneva noted that Al Jubeir already informed the Supreme Commission for negotiations as regards the latest Saudi stance on Al Assad’s survival and remaining in power in Syria.

According to Al Asrawi, Al Jubeir said that the international community’s approach to fight terrorism in the wake of terrorist act that devastated the French capital city of Paris, is not right and has led to the killing of dozens of people.

He added that Al Jubair praised the new decision of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), which includes the formation of a committee of the Commission to follow up with the Cairo and Moscow-based platforms in order to participate in the delegation of a unified negotiator that would be representing the united “Syrian opposition” during sessions of talks on settlement of the Syrian crisis in Geneva , stressing that the whole political process requires direct negotiations with Damascus, assuring that Saudi Arabia does not have any intentions to interfere in the conflict.

Al Asrawi also noted that the head of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), Riyad Fared Hijab,  has already apologized for not attending the last round of Geneva talks  on settlement of the Syrian crisis, due to health issues.


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